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Mar 09,2007
The National Federation of State High School Associations has named Summit High School’s Boys Track and Field Coach Dave Turnbull as the 2006 Northwest Sectional Coach of the Year. Turnbull was selected from a competitive field of coaches from Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Washington, Idaho and Wyoming.Turnbull has been coaching for nearly 20 years and says his involvement in track and field has been one of the greatest experiences of his life.   Coach Turnbull and Dan Wiens ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
EUGENE - The University of Oregon ranks sixth among American colleges and universities for the number of students receiving Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Ten students from the university received the prestigious scholarships during the 2006-2007 academic year. The Gilman Scholarship is a federal program administered by the Institute of International Education, the same agency that runs the Fulbright Programs on behalf of the U.S. government. The Gilman program provides scholarships to qualified undergraduate students ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Oregon History Teacher of the Year Award. The Institute, in partnership with Preserve America, inaugurated the award in 2004. The History Teacher of the Year Award is designed to promote and celebrate the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. It honors one exceptional teacher of American history from each state and U.S. territory. [This year, only K-6 teachers ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
“Redmond School District Launches a Process to Identify the Future of Schools” The Redmond School District is launching a process to identify the community’s best hopes and aspirations for our students.  “We need to foster a renewed vision to ensure that we adapt our educational system to these changing times,” said Superintendent Vickie Fleming.  The Redmond Educational Vision (REV) captures the urgency to REV-up for the future of our schools. The REV process will engage ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
Keith Wilkins will take over Storm football program in fall 2007 Summit High School will have a new face on the football field next fall.  Though he'll be new to Central Oregon, Keith Wilkins is no stranger to football and academics. He brings with him a keen ability to take teams to the next level with a focus on creating a league contender.   Keith Wilkins will take over as head coach of the SHS Storm football program ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
The percentage of 2006 high school seniors graduating with a Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) in Deschutes County schools range between 0% (Marshall High School) and 45% (Sisters High School)SALEM, Ore. - State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced Wednesday that a total of 37,912 students completed four years of high school in 2006. The class of 2006 was slightly larger (37,912) than the class of 2005 (36,859). Of the total, 33,083 students earned a regular ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
School board members approved, by unanimous vote at Tuesday evening’s meeting, a stronger weapons policy – the first revision to the policy since October 1999. Peter M. Miller, director of alternative learning options, recommended that the board approve revised language that includes additional items banned on school property or at school activities, and also toughens the disciplinary action if the policy is violated.  Now; in addition to the already-banned dangerous or deadly weapons, firearms, replicas of ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Choose your Own Adventure, Wizard of Oz, Grease, & Ducktails and Bobbysocks Hundreds of local thespians, singers and dancers, behind the scenes musicians, technicians, and prop-designers are gearing up for an outstanding high school spring theater season. Crews are busy making over high school auditoriums that will bring audiences back in time to the rock ‘n roll 50’s, Kansas and the Emerald Forest, and a land of pirates and dragons where the audience is the ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
In the first meet of the season for the Central District of the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET), Redmond, Bend, and Dufur High Schools took home first-place team honors in the large, medium, and small school divisions.   Kymala Lovisone of Bend High School placed 9th in breakaway. Photos provided by Kathy Russell.    (left to right) Samantha Marsh, Kassandra Russell, Emily Pickering  planning strategy before participating in the team penning event.  They placed 3rd.     Alicia Wyman of Summit’s ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Cat in the Hat to pose for photos and serve up green eggs and ham to promote reading The famous cat in the crazy red and white hat has planned a whirlwind visits to La Pine and Bend to help promote the tenth annual Read Across America and to celebrate the 103 birthday of his creator, Dr. Seuss.  The Cat in the Hat kicks off his trip with a visit to La Pine Elementary School ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
A group of Oregon State University students taking a Public Policy course with men in the state’s only maximum-security prison are among the first on the West Coast to participate in The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, a national program based at Temple University in Philadelphia. OSU’s Michelle Inderbitzin, an assistant professor in sociology, received an L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Award in 2005 to receive training in The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Her goal was to teach ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
Search 340 scholarships, Apply for up to 20 with only 1 application - for free! Be sure to pick up one of the 50,000 Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) Scholarship Application booklets that have been distributed to Oregon high school counseling and college financial aid offices or surf on over to the “eApp,” or the electronic version at www.GetCollegeFunds.org.  Either way, make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to compete for money for ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
‘Task Force’ to Assist in Implementing New Diploma Requirements On Thursday, the State Board of Education approved taking the next step to better preparing students for college and the workforce. The Board approved the creation of an Implementation Advisory Task Force to assist and advise them as they set policy to implement the state’s new graduation requirements. The task force will make recommendations and proposals to the State Board over the next 24 months. During ... [full story]
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